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Logic Is Ready For Rap Stardom On Debut Album ‘Under Pressure’

Feeling under pressure to succeed is common. When you look at Logic’s career so far, his quest to prove himself after releasing four years worth of quality mixtapes means his next effort has to make an impact...

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Gucci Mane Maintains His Relevance In Rap With ‘Trap God 3′

Another month, another Gucci Mane project to consume. His latest installment of his Trap God series, Trap God 3, continues to prove that he's maintaining his relevance in hip-hop while still being incarcerated...

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DJ Quik Delivers Another Consistent Effort On ‘The Midnight Life’

No disrespect to the self-proclaimed regulators (the late Nate Dogg and Warren G), but DJ Quik also pioneered the G-Funk sound. The Jheri-curled MC has always kept his music gangsta, while sprinkling in a bit of funk...

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The Game Sounds Hungrier Than Ever On His Album ‘Blood Moon: Year Of The Wolf’

The Game is angry— a fact he is definitely self-aware of. Surely, it has nothing to do with one-time foe Memphis Bleek, who is more than likely laying back and chilling somewhere...

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Flying Lotus Showcases His Sonic Palette On ‘You’re Dead!’

Exploring uncharted musical terrain is as natural to Steven Ellison, otherwise known as Flying Lotus, as his sincere awareness and appreciation for the genres and artists that have preceded him...

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Childish Gambino Reminisces About Atlanta On ‘STN MTN / Kauai’

Coming off the success of his strongest effort to date, Because The Internet, Childish Gambino unexpectedly announced his first ever DJ Drama-helmed Gangsta Grillz mixtape, STN MTN, this August...

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Tinashe’s Future Is Bright On Debut ‘Aquarius’

It’s been nearly 15 years since her unexpected death, but beloved songstress Aaliyah’s sound is more relevant than ever. Her hushed vocal style and playful treatment of topics like love and sex have once again become in vogue, thanks mainly to the influence of Toronto Tour De Force Drake, who’s taken these attributes and, combining them with spare production and witty punchlines, become one of the biggest stars on the planet...

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Vince Staples Faces Reality On ‘Hell Can Wait’ EP

For little over a year, Vince Staples’ growth as a MC has been a sight to see. The Long Beach MC has always been a young rapper with talent, but it seemed something has clicked now...

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Cam’ron Leaves Fans Wanting More On ‘1st Of The Month, Vol. 4′ EP

Cam’ron released the fourth installment of his monthly 1st Of The Month EPs on Oct. 1. On Vol. 4, Killa Cam gives listeners a short, but solid piece of work that touches on topics such as women (“Snapped,” “Baby Ain’t Mine,” “F*ckin' Hater”), his career (“Killa’s Cry”), and the streets (“3rd Floor Flow”)...

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Bishop Nehru And MF Doom Tap Into Their Strengths On ‘NehruvianDOOM’

The future is looking increasingly bright for New York lyricist, Bishop Nehru. At just 18 years old, Nehru has amassed an impressive catalog with his 2012-debut mixtape, Nehruvia, and last year’s follow-up, strictlyFLOWZ...

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